Ipswich still N-tranced

IPSWICH: N-Dubz returned to Ipswich for another sell-out show at the Regent.

A year on since their last visit, the Camden Town trio have become older, wiser and more professional with it.

Tulisa now dresses to impress with her LBD and her Bang Bang shoes, while the boys seemed to have, well, pulled their trousers up a bit!

With them, they brought three warm-up acts to get the mainly teenage crowd up on their feet.

First up was Ultra, the hip hop artist who the audience seemed to warm to quite well. He was followed by Skepta who got the screaming going with ‘Too Many Men’. The BeatBullyz in preparation for Talay Riley, who went down a storm. I’m sure it won’t be long before he’s back with a tour of his own.

Finally the wait was over and onto the stage came N-Dubz. The success of Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer has been so deserved after their struggle of getting to where they are now.

They have put all the work in themselves to have what is now a very successful career. The music and well thought out lyrics are all their own – it’s nice to have a bit of meaning to a tune nowadays!

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The release of their second album, Against All Odds, has proved their success after it went platinum within two months of release.

They opened the show with No-one Knows from this new album. Against the hi-tech backdrop, the trio showed us their moves as they sung their way through the now classics of their first album ‘Uncle B’, along with some of the newer tracks.

We were treated to renditions of Ouch, Playin with Fire, the humourous I Don’t Wanna go to Sleep and the more serious message of Shoulda Put Something On. And of course, for Uncle B himself, Papa Can You hear me which always touches a nerve.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with N-Dubz and hope they will return year after year as the success of the band grows and grows.